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Prema’s corporate and commercial practice focuses on securities law, insurance business law and mergers and acquisitions.
She helps a diverse group of clients with ongoing legal and compliance issues related to providing investment management services, distributing securities, and establishing and operating investment products in Canada.
Prema was selected as one of the Women’s Executive Network 2020 Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada - CIBC Executive Leaders award for her work leading a multidisciplinary legal team.
Prema is also a member of BLG’s partnership board.
“Prema has really taken the time to learn about our business and provides timely, practical advice.”
Acted for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Advisory Services, Inc. in its sale to Guardian Capital Group (TSX: GCG).
Advised Franklin Templeton (NYSE:BEN), a global investment management organization, in its acquisition of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM).
Represented Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT), a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting-edge technology, in its sale of MATCHNow marketplace to Cboe Global Markets.
Advises domestic and foreign investment advisers, dealers and fund managers on conducting business in Canada (including registration under provincial securities legislation and membership in self-regulatory organizations).
Conducts independent audits of governance structures and compliance procedures and advises and trains securities registrants on their design and assessment and how to strengthen compliance (including with respect to anti-money laundering).
Advises on investment funds, including pooled-fund products, private placement of non-Canadian investment funds (including hedge funds), and investment management structuring issues.
Acts on acquisitions in a variety of areas, including those involving advisers, dealers, fund managers, insurers, and insurance brokers, and in the building-product manufacturing, funeral services and automotive industries.
Provides ongoing legal advice on insurance regulation and corporate governance issues to several insurers and insurance intermediaries.